I have two brothers. One of my brothers is 13 and the other is 11.
My eleven year brother was diagnosed with ADHD, Autism, and a speech impediment.
Yesterday, my eleven year old brother, named Lorenz, graduated from elementary school.
Gosh, I was so proud.
When my brother was younger, people said he was never going to be able to learn at a regular pace like the other children, and some people even said he was never going to talk, but he overcame all these obstacles. My brother graduated with his 5th grade class. As he walked across the stage, I couldn’t help but to get a bit teary. I was so proud and happy for him.
After his graduation, the 5th graders had a dance. I attended the dance, because my mom works for the elementary school and I went to help out. I was selling drinks to the kids, then I decided to observe my brother. This was when my heart broke.
I realized that the other kids avoided my brother. They ignored him. They treated him differently. My brother even began crying, because he couldn’t dance with the other children. He was scared to dance with them.
I couldn’t take it.
I begin to think about everything as a whole. This entire situation rages me. IT’S NOT FAIR. My brother is so handsome, amazing, kind, sweet, a blessing, it’s just not fair! My brother did nothing wrong to deserve this. I hate that he can’t be like the other children. I hate that they make him an outcast and seclude him. I can’t help but to cry in despair. I love my brothers with all my heart. If I could I would give up everything just so my brother wouldn’t have all these disabilities, I would. I would give my life for him, anything.
He deserves better. From now on, I will do anything in my power to help him when he’s having trouble. I will always be by his side.